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HP Buys German Cloud Printing Outfit

The German company’s platform should extend HP’s “overall cloud printing strategy” and technologies

HP - which, remember, was supposed to restrain its impulse to buy things except for maybe a few little acquisitions while it rebuilds its balance sheet - is buying 20-year-old HiFlex Software GmbH, which does web-to-print and management information systems. HP didn't say what it's paying, indicating it's not spending a material amount of money. HP printer boss Vyomesh Josh said the German company's platform would extend HP's "overall cloud printing strategy" and technologies. HiFlex focuses on the commercial printing and graphics industry and its web site says it's done more than 300 customer projects and over 100 successful JDF installations.

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